Would you buy this?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by hanserus, May 7, 2007.

  1. hanserus

    hanserus LawnSite Member
    Posts: 10

    I'm thinking of buying this

    http://www.cubcadet.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_10051_14101_162754_43276_-1

    Is there any reason I shouldn't buy it and buy something else?

    I will be mowing a propertly which is about 2 acres and has a quite large bungalo property on it with a pool house and a pool - so all in all about a 1.5 acre worth of lawn surface.

    I'm also want to do snow clean up in the winter on this property with this unit by attaching a snowplow attachment similar to this

    http://www.cubcadet.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_10051_14101_162754_43276_-1

    Is this a good idea? I'm very new to this sort of thing. Is there better equipment I should consider?

    Thanks!
     
  2. snowjeep

    snowjeep LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 454

    The only thing with that mower is its brand new. So not much info on it yet. I have owned 4 cub cadets and had no problems at all.
     
  3. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 2,994

    Will you be using it for commercial work or just your private yard?
     
  4. lifetree

    lifetree LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,370

    If just for your private yard, then it should be OK ... however, if you're going to use it commercially, I wouldn't recommend it because it is not a commercial grade machine.
     
  5. eaglejrl

    eaglejrl LawnSite Member
    from 75681
    Posts: 63

    consumer reports has cub cadet as being one of the more problem prone mowers.
     
  6. NIXRAY

    NIXRAY LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 511

    *COUGH* Geta ZTR *COUGH*
     
  7. tinkerlawn

    tinkerlawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 111

    Let us know your price range, then we could recommend some equipment models and such to you.
     
  8. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,654

    Get the blue one:

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  9. craglawnmanor

    craglawnmanor LawnSite Member
    Posts: 136

    Too bad you're in Canada. I'm fixing to put a Cub Cadet 2518 on Ebay soon that's a lot nicer than the mower you listed.
    I bought the mower new for my dad a few years ago ($4500 list), he used it 1 summer, then sold his house and moved into a townhome (no yardwork). He gave the mower back to me. It has a 48" deck and 40 hours on it, only because I've pulled a spreader around the back yard with it (20 hours cutting time).:dizzy:
     
  10. WPB55

    WPB55 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 1

    Craglawnmanor,
    Please let me know when the Cub 2518 goes up for sale on E-Bay. I would most likely be a buyer.
    Thanks, WPB55:cool2:
     

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